With their latest loss to the LA Clippers, the Brooklyn Nets are now eight games below .500 at 17-25 and are on the outside looking in on a Play-In Tournament seed as they reside in the 11 spot out in the Eastern Conference standings.
Despite this, however, reports still suggest that the franchise is intent on trying to make a strong second-half push to compete for their sixth-straight playoff berth, and a way for them to strengthen their odds of achieving such a goal is by becoming active buyers within this year's trade market.
Looking at their roster, it's evident that they have quite an impressive array of talent within their arsenal, with guys like Mikal Bridges and Cam Thomas serving as headliners among the bunch.
However, considering their recent losing ways (have dropped 10 of their last 12 contests) coupled with how they've managed to lose, it's also rather apparent that Brooklyn could use some extra energy and overall roster bolstering to aid in their hopes of a second-half surge.
One name that has regularly been linked to the Nets as being a possible trade target is Dejounte Murray who, in many ways, could be perceived as an ideal target to pursue.
Non-Dejounte Murray trade targets Nets must consider pursuing
That said, being the Atlanta Hawks are seeking substantial compensation for his services, there could be an argument that his price tag may be a bit too steep for GM Sean Marks and company and, thus, could convince them to look toward other possibly available options ahead of February 8's cut-off.
While Murray may be the most entertaining and, in many ways, archetypal target the Nets could pursue during this year's trade season, outside of him there are still plenty of other options who could prove to be tremendous grabs for the team, with a few, in particular, that must be strongly considered.